7 Kitchen Things You Totally Have Permission to Paint (No Really)

7 Kitchen Things You Totally Have Permission to Paint (No Really)

Dabney Frake
Jun 28, 2015
(Image credit: Side of Sunshine)

You know you can paint the walls and the cabinets, but did you know that you can also paint ALL THE THINGS? If you are stuck in limbo between your present reality and your future “forever” kitchen, these quick jobs are a great stop gap measure until you get the space of your dreams.


It's one of the biggest items in your kitchen and if it's avocado green (gasp!), there's no getting around it. Unless you paint the thing of course! Choose a color that simply matches the rest of your appliances or go with a cheekier color like this blue one from Side of Sunshine (lead image above).

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)


Ashley showed you how to break down the popular small appliance and give your KitchenAid a fun dose of color.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

Laminate Countertops

If you hate your dated and drab counters, give them a quick coat of paint. Here's the proper way to paint laminate surfaces.

Metal Trashcan

Your waste bin has probably seen better days. Give it a fresh update with a little inspiration from The House That Lars Built.

(Image credit: Vintage Revivals)


When Mandi of Vintage Revivals redid her vintage trailer, she changed the look of its range with a new powder coated top. If you want to do the same thing yourself, she suggests you check out Rustoleum's spray paint appropriate for high heat.

(Image credit: ECAB)

Ceramic Tile

Tiling a backsplash is a time-consuming project. A quicker idea is to paint what tile is already there. ECAB shared the backsplash above after she changed up the color scheme with enamel paint. She left two colors alone, and painted the others to something else.

Vinyl Floors

Erin dove in and changed the color of her vinyl kitchen floor, then stenciled a pattern on top of that.

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